Noshin' Bites: The Liver Spread-A-Palooza is Coming!

1st ever Chopped Liver Spread-A-Palooza Seeks Resident Expert

Jeff and Andy (a la 2 Guys Make Chicken Soup fame) are looking for an opinionated grandma well-versed in Jewish cooking (is there any other kind?) to participate in the 1st ever CHOPPED LIVER SPREAD-A-PALOOZA on 7/30. Is it your bubbe?
Duties: Show up on July 30th hungry and willing to be our resident expert as we judge chopped liver recipes from restaurants and home cooks. (Twin Cities location is TBD). We also need people to submit their favorite family recipe and possibly be willing to make a batch for consideration by our esteemed panel of judges.
Pay: No pay – this gig is soley for the honor, fame and glory.
Contact: [email protected] with “liver” in the subject line if you’re up for the challenge!

Share your best recipe; kosher, gluten-free, or lactose-free, for a chance to win a trip to San Francisco or New York City!

My Grocery Master, the folks who brought us an iPhone app that finds kosher, gluten-free and lactose-free groceries near you, want to know what amazing recipes YOU create cooking with products you find using the app. Through July 31, 2011, people across the United States are invited to share their best recipes; gluten-free, lactose-free or kosher, for a chance to win a trip to San Francisco or New York City.
Nine finalists, three from each category (kosher, gluten-free and lactose-free) will receive a $100.00.  Three first place winners, one from each category will receive $250.00. One overall grand prize winner will win an all expenses paid weekend getaway for two in San Francisco or New York City.  Judging will be based on taste, creativity, ease of preparation and adherence to theme.
To enter, visit My Grocery Master’s Facebook page and click on the contest tab or go to and click on the contest banner.  Entries are due by 11:59p.m. Eastern on July 31, 2011. No purchase of the application is required to win.

Manischewitz Attempts to Break World Record for Biggest Matzah

To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in Newark, NJ, Manischewitz attempted to bake the worlds’ largest matzah back in June (last we heard, they’re waiting for Guinness World Records to confirm the title). That’s a whole lot of the bread of affliction – we hope they had something tasty to wash it down with! So what exactly does it take to bake a 25lb matzah? Here’s the rundown:
Total weight of Matzah: 25.3 pounds
Width of Matzah: 41 inches
Length of Matzah: 24 feet
Surface Area of Matzah: 11,808 square inches (82 square feet)
Equivalent number of regular Matzah: 336 Matzah
Amount of flour used to make the Matzah: 27.6 pounds
Amount of water Used to make the Matzah: 8.3 pounds
Temperature of the Matzah oven: 620 Farenheit
How long it takes to cook: 204 seconds
Number of people needed to handle it as it comes out of oven: 6
Energy required to cook the matzo: 101,200 BTU’s
(Images: Clemson, Manischewitz)